Welcome to the 98th episode of the Give A Heck Podcast!

Join Dwight Heck and his guest, Agape Garcia, as they talk about navigating her way through the trauma.

Agape is the founder of Be Your Incredible Self, a nonprofit organization. She shares her survival story and how she now leads others towards post-traumatic growth.

In this episode, you’ll learn about:

  • Agape’s share of life’s adversities
  • Learned independence out of need
  • Full survival mode and reaching an advocate
  • Gratitude by giving back to the community
  • How Agape developed the BYIS system
  • And much more!

About Agape Garcia:


Be Your Incredible Self (BYIS) best describes Agape Garcia’s tenacious attitude with an emphasis on empowering others. Over the past 35 years, Garcia has navigated her way through domestic violence, privacy and safety issues, and the mindset to endure personal adverse events in life.


Surviving a double attempted homicide at eight months pregnant, she became the catalyst for the foundation of BYIS. During her journey to overcome, Garcia learned that extreme independence is a trauma-driven response and one that can be overcome through focused personal growth.


As her passion grew due to her own personal struggles, Garcia decided to become active within her community and received a Mayoral appointment to work with the Citizen Review Board in direct conjunction with Internal Affairs. She received hands-on training from the Sheriff’s department, Department of Homeland Security, and FEMA. This led to the Infrastructure Liaison Officer designation (ILO) through the local Law Enforcement Center.


While working, attending school, and raising her kids as a single parent, her personal priorities of housing, safety, and privacy for her children was of utmost importance. This required Garcia to navigate through the state, city, local programs, systems, and self-help centers to create the foundation for her family and to assist others. She also volunteers and collaborates with local law writer(s), in support of bills under Public Safety, for legislation that demonstrates her passion and advocacy for intended positive outcomes.


Garcia’s personal mission is to help and lead others in transforming the survival of Domestic Violence (DV) into Post Traumatic Growth, Certifying Life Coaches in being fully DV Resourced, Developing Programs within various Institutions utilizing the available resources already established. (Schools, Places of Worship, Corporate, etc.)


You can find Agape Garcia on…


Website: https://beyourincredibleself.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beincredible

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agarciabyis/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beyourincredibleself/

Book a free 47-Min Emotional Clarity Session: https://tinyurl.com/byis47


Connect with Dwight Heck!


Website: https://giveaheck.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/give.a.heck

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dwight.heck

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Giveaheck

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF0i

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dwight-raymond-heck-65a90150/